PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Professional football player Tony Romo tees off on the second hole during round three of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 13, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fell short in his bid to qualify for the 2010 US Open, as he was forced to withdraw from the tournament after a second weather delay hindered him from finishing 36 holes on Monday.
Tuesday represents the start of the final week of organized team activities, and Romo has made clear that football takes precedence over golf, even in early-June. It's just as well, really; Romo saw his chances of qualifying dwindle after losing his swing in the first three holes of the second round of play, this after finishing the first at a one-under 71.
The Cowboys' quarterback said, however, that his attempt at qualifying was a good experience.
"I may not have accomplished my goal, but you know what? I can play at a decent level when there's definitely a little bit of pressure involved in my golf game," Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That was nice to see it held up. It's part of the process. It was fun."
Despite the somewhat frustrating result, Romo took a lesson from the marathon day of golf that may well be applied to football.
"We got over there quick and it was 'OK, let's make three birdies quick and get into this thing,'" Romo said. "It's a long day. It's a marathon ... It's funny how in golf it's every single shot. That taught me a lesson that you never know when this exact play will win a game."